Matu Wamae: How we defeated Kanu in 2002

Matu Wamae

Mr Matu Wamae during an interview at his office at Ngong Hotel in Nairobi on May 23, 2021.

Photo credit: Francis Mureithi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The book chronicles significant memories from the pre-colonial, colonial to post-colonilal times through the 84-year-old’s eyes.
  • Born to Serve offers a sneak peek into a number of events that shaped the political, social and economic footprints of the country.


Mr Eliud Matu Wamae is a political giant. He served as Mathira MP for three uninterrupted terms between 1983 and 2002. However, his involvement in politics began many years before that.

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